As a precautionary response to COVID-19, Ohio EPA is currently operating with most staff working remotely. If you are working with our staff on a current project and you know the name of the employee you are working with, email them at firstname.lastname@epa.ohio.gov or call them directly. The Agency website has contact information for every district, division, and office. In order to reach us, please contact Ohio EPA’s main phone line at (614) 644-3020 or the main line for the division or office you are trying to reach.

After March 23, our district offices and Central Office will be temporarily closed and will have increasingly limited ability to receive deliveries, plans, etc. All entities are encouraged to submit plans, permit applications, etc., electronically where there are existing avenues to do so, such as the eBusiness Center (eBiz). Please refer to the list of available services on the main eBiz webpage. We encourage you to make use of all that apply, even if you have not used eBiz in the past. Plans under 25 MB can be emailed. For large plans over 25 MB, entities should work with the reviewer/division to upload via LiquidFiles. Directions for submitting docs via LiquidFiles is available on YouTube. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding. If you wish to send hard copies of documents to any of Ohio EPA’s district offices, the best method to ensure we receive these documents is to send them via U.S. Mail. Since all offices are closed, deliveries outside of U.S. Mail (FedEx, UPS) will likely be returned because the offices are closed and deliveries cannot be made.

To report a spill or environmental emergency, contact the spill hotline (800) 282-9378 or (614) 224-0946



PUBLIC INTEREST CENTER: (614) 644-2160
MEDIA CONTACT: Mike Settles
CITIZEN CONTACT: Kristopher Weiss

Public Invited to Comment on Draft Permit Issued for Landfill Expansion in Ashtabula County

A draft permit to expand the Geneva Landfill in Ashtabula County will be the focus of a March 28, 2013, Ohio EPA public meeting. The information session and public hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at the Northwest Ambulance District, 1480 South Broadway Street, Geneva.

The meeting will be an opportunity for citizens to ask questions and submit comments concerning a draft permit issued to Geneva Landfill for a lateral and vertical expansion of its solid waste landfill located at 4339 Tuttle Road in Geneva.

If issued final, the permit would allow the facility to expand laterally by 69.7 acres and vertically over 5.8 acres of existing landfill, allowing for an additional 14.3 million cubic yards of capacity. The maximum amount of waste the landfill receives would remain at 1,500 tons per day.

Comments concerning the draft permit may be presented at the hearing or submitted in writing to Ohio EPA, DMWM-IRMU, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049. Comments also may be emailed to brian.dearth@epa.ohio.gov (please include “Geneva Landfill comments” in the subject line). The public comment period ends April 5, 2013.

A copy of the draft permit and related materials are available for review at Ohio EPA’s Northeast District Office in Twinsburg by first calling (330) 963-1200.

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. In the past 40 years, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling. Ohio EPA….40 years and moving forward.

 
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